Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2)
By Iain Reading
Published September 10th, 2013
*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the entire world. After flying across North America Kitty's journey takes her down south to Florida where she plans to get a bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on with the rest of her long and grueling flight. As Kitty explores the strange and magical water world of the Florida Keys her knack for getting herself into precarious situations sweeps her headlong into the adventure of a lifetime involving mysterious lights, ancient shipwrecks, razor-toothed barracudas and even a sighting of the great Ernest Hemingway himself. This exhilarating story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept across the landscape and history of the Florida Keys all the way from Key West to the strange and remarkable world of Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas.
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn about and experience as much of our amazing world as they can - just like Kitty Hawk herself.
First of all I'd like to say that I really love the covers of these books! They look so intriguing and draw you to the book. Plus this would be a great time to judge a book by it's cover, lol :). Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost doesn't disappoint and brings you into a new world. I loved the first book in the series and this one was just as good!
Kitty has decided to take an adventure and fly around the world. This in itself is very exciting! The first stop for Kitty was Florida and was the state that this book took place in. Kitty has once again found some interesting mysteries that she plans to figure out. We have two mysteries throughout the book, one small one and one big one. I'm happy to say that, yet again, both mysteries are solved and pretty interesting. We meet new characters and are able to learn more historical information. There is some information about Hemingway and some valuable Spanish treasure but I won't say too much because all the fun is in reading it for yourself.
Once again I found myself enjoying learning new information while being entertained at the same time! It's very difficult for me to not fall asleep while reading about historical topics but Reading has figured out a way to combine fiction with history and make it worthwhile! Bravo! :) So, yes, I recommend you read this sequel if you've already read the first book because you won't want to put it down. Some parts dragged a little but before I knew it the story was picking up again. The ending is pretty exciting and gets you ready for the next step in Kitty's adventure. Great for fans of history, adventure, fiction or an interesting story! Check it out today!